Hidden History of U.S.-Iran Relations

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States have been at loggerheads ever since America’s ally, the shah, was overthrown in 1979. Iran was an important part of U.S. hegemony in the Middle East. In the decades since, Washington has waged cyber warfare, drone strikes, assassinations, sabotage and sanctions against Tehran. Washington and its media echo chamber portray Iran as dangerous and threatening even though it’s surrounded by American bases and spends just a pittance on weaponry compared to the U.S.

On May 5th, John Ghazvinian will lead the discussion. John is a distinguished historian, and the Executive Director of the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

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